Saturday, November 26, 2011

Brandon & Naomi's Engagement Photos {Personal}

So this may be a *little* belated.. now that Brandon & I have been married for about 3 1/2 months! :) But such is life as a wedding photographer. I had to 'catch up' on everyone else's wedding photos, before taking time to post our own. So, my friends, you may expect some personal blog entries in the future.. as I share a little bit more about the engagement/wedding/honeymoon bliss. :)

It's romantic.
And many of the "important milestone moments" of our relationship have been near water.

Our engagement on a boat in the Potomac river.
Our wedding ceremony by a Pennsylvania lake.
Our honeymoon by the Mexican ocean shore..

And to continue the theme, we decided to have our engagement photo session (by the AMAZING Kristen Leigh) by the riverside in Frederick, Maryland. Lovely little historic district. And we spent some time walking the streets and sitting by the water in that day before our engagement session.

We like to whisper funny/sweet/adorable things...
We like to stare into each others' eyes..
We like spontaneous dances... and sweet engaged-kisses.

We like walking together...hand-in-hand..

We like model posing..

We like being happy together...

We like each other... ALOT.

I like... the GORGEOUS amethyst-and-diamond engagement ring that Brandon gave me.. and now I get to wear forever and ever!!!! (yeah, I'm excited!) :D

 There's just something about this image that I absolutely adore.
It's US, of course.
More than that... it represents us. and our love.
Romance, beauty and love.. in the most unexpected places.

Engagement was such a sweet season in Brandon & I's lives.
Though it was difficult (crazy schedules + long distances + wedding planning + a thousand other things going on), God sustained us. He used that season to continue to establish our love for one another and our rest in God's plan for our lives. I look back and smile SO MUCH at the amazing way that God ordained these things.. an enduring love for a lifetime.

 Special thanks to Kristen Leigh, for her amazing photog skillz, friendship and fun personality. :D
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Smiley Face Stickers {Business Stuff & Being a Wedding Photographer}

I'm funny.
It's true!
It has to be true because my husband tells me so...

Actually, Brandon and I had only been dating for about 3 weeks...
I asked him, "what is one thing you've learned about me that you didn't know before?"

He said, "I didn't realize how funny you are!"

HAHA. Definitely one of my favorite compliments ever. My serious and constant personal intensity had so convinced the man that he wanted to date/marry me, that my often-insane-lame-goofy-and-full-of-puns humor surprised him. And he still married me. And he likes to tell me how funny I am. :) And I married him for his sense of humor... That's what local tax collector said to me today. She got quite a kick outta some joke he made about people not paying taxes. I was like, "yes, baby! Charm the tax collectors!"

Thank you for suffering through my newlywed ramblings.

The point is,
I find joy and laughter in the small things.
Like small red scratch-and-sniff smiley face stickers.
When I found these RED, HAPPY smileys at Office Depot and had a brilliant idea!

A huge wall calendar!
With Smiley Faces on every single wedding I book for 2012!

This is why you should make me your wedding photographer!!
Because there will be more happy faces on my wall.
Happy Faces = Happy Me
And happy you! :D


PS - the stickers smell like strawberries. Justsayin'. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Josh & Jennifer {Williamsport, PA Wedding Photography}

When Jennifer contacted me about being their wedding photographer, she said, "I really hope you can do it!" As it happens, the first two wedding photographers she booked had to back out because of changing circumstances. We agreed... "The third time is the charm!". And it was. When I look at Joshua & Jennifer's wedding day, I think of charming.

The theme: fairy tale love stories, and dreams that come true. Love. Marriage. Beautiful times. Saturated red dresses, red roses, Beauty & the Beast ... the things that dreams are made of. Smiles and laughter. Glitz and glamour. Love and marriage.

Josh & Jennifer, your wedding day was an amazing, beautiful day that we adored photographing. May your life together continue to be the fairy tale you've always dreamed of.

And where are the groom & groomsmen? :)

It's almost time...

Let the celebration begin!

 Yes, this fairy tale cake is one of my favorites ever. :)

One last love-filled moment of the bride & groom:

Congratulations, Josh & Jennifer!

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